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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
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bookshelves: read2019, reviewcopy, ebooks, around-the-world, location-uk, anthropology

A quick read set in Northumberland, with some academics practicing "experimental archaeology" by trying to live as they did during the Iron Age. Also present - a controlling man with his wife and daughter, who do this every summer. The story is more about the daughter trying to move through life while she endures abuse.

I was hoping for an anthropology novel but found more similarities with other novels/memoirs about controlling men who move their families off the grid - think the first half of Educated by Tara Westover, Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller, or Elmet by Fiona Mozley. If you enjoyed those books, this is a book for you!

I received a copy of this from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. It came out January 8.
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Reading Progress

January 19, 2019 – Started Reading
January 21, 2019 – Shelved
January 21, 2019 –
January 21, 2019 – Finished Reading
January 22, 2019 – Shelved as: read2019
January 22, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewcopy
January 22, 2019 – Shelved as: ebooks
January 22, 2019 – Shelved as: around-the-world
January 22, 2019 – Shelved as: location-uk
January 22, 2019 – Shelved as: anthropology

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message 1: by Robin (new)

Robin Bonne I was curious about this one. Thanks for the great review!

message 2: by Robin (new)

Robin Interesting review, Jenny. You have me re-thinking a bit about Elmet.

Janet Yes, I saw the parallels with Educated too.

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